Grateful Dead Live at Winterland Arena on 1977-03-18
- Grateful Dead
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Promised Land, Mississippi Half Step, It's All Over Now, Sugaree, Minglewood Blues, Peggy-O, Cassidy, Scarlet Begonias-> Fire On The Mountain
Samson & Delilah, Brown Eyed Women, Good Lovin', Ship of Fools, Estimated Prophet, Terrapin Station-> Alhambra-> Drums-> Not Fade Away-> Saint Stephen-> Around & Around, E: Uncle John's Band
Note: First "Fire On The Mountain"
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|Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo|
|It's All Over Now|
|New Minglewood Blues|
|Scarlet Begonias ->|
|Fire On The Mountain|
|Brown Eyed Women|
|Ship Of Fools|
|Terrapin Station ->|
|Not Fade Away ->|
|Saint Stephen ->|
|Around And Around|
|Uncle John's Band|
-- Set 2 is seamless
-- This is a remaster of shnid=79098
-- Terrapin Station includes At A Siding
-- Numerous flaws were cleaned up
-- Thanks to Matt Smith for the patch source
-- Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help pitch correcting the patch source
- 2013-01-06 13:56:23
- San Francisco, CA
- Run time
- Recording Info: SBD -> Master Reel -> Dat -> CD; Mastering Info:CD -> Samplitude Professional v11.2.1 -> FLAC; All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
- Transferred by
- Charlie Miller
- Winterland Arena
Subject: Winers? Really
Subject: nfa cut
Subject: Take a Mississippi Half-Step Back
Subject: Home venue
Just two shows after Swing and before the monster spring tour, you'd be excused for expecting one of the greats. But this show is known for two things: The 1st Fire and the "most complete" Terrapin. What that means is they played At a Siding. It's an historical curiosity for those reasons, but pretty much a band practice and not the best show of the run. This is the 1st of 3 Winterland runs in '77 (but not the best run either). A contender for sloppiest show of '77, there are lyrical snafus and lost places all the way through. It's the polar opposite of 2/26, 5/8, 5/21, 5/22, 6/8 or 12/30.
First Set. Bobby starts in the wrong key for Promised Land and it doesn't get completely back on the rails until the outro . Half Step Mississippi is a straight trainwreck - the first half off kilter except for Phil. When it does settle Jer makes a valiant effort. It's All Over Now is lethargic. Halfway through Sugaree come the first sparks but there's still loose stitching for Minglewood. The set high point is Peggy-O with a great final solo, then it's way downhill again. Now it's Jer that has to search all over for the song in Cassidy. Bobby is luckless again for Scarlet Begonias, losing the chords while Jer loses the lyrics. They tranny into the first-ever Fire on the Mountain, feeling their way. You don't expect the live test to be an ace version, yet it's the tightest they play all set. It's interesting that they were recording Terrapin at the time, working out new material, yet Fire would be held back for the next album.
Second Set. Samson & Delilah has astonishing work on the final solo and the band starts tighter than the 1st set, suddenly gelling (albeit briefly) for a great Brown Eyed Women. It's back to sloppy again for Ship of Fools, except again for the end solo. This is only the 3rd Estimated and it's improving - 2mos later it's a monster. Bobby was still using the "ascend on wings of flame". It was played every night of the run - in fact it was played every night until October! 40 shows in a row! It's also the 3rd Terrapin and the only time they played the At a Siding section - however Hunter had not written the lyrics yet (it used to show up as "Alhambra" filler in the days of B & P). The next 2 nights they dropped a chunk of Terrapin, trying it both in the 1st Set and as an encore. They soon changed "wall within the fire creaks" and had it all nailed the next month. If your thang is long Not Fades, then this is a whopper, and the band is the most consistent of the night coming out of Drums. Stephen is nice, Around & Around is also long and Keith is great. All is lost for Uncle John's, however, with everybody losing place.
1st Set: D
2nd Set: C
Overall = 2 Stars
Brown Eyed Women - Where it all falls into place
Terrapin>At a Siding - Worth hearing once
SOURCES: The 123285 miller is best. However Promised Land is from an AUD and is pitched way too slow (it needs+3.5%). NFA, Fire and Ship have correctly pitched AUD patches. The beginning of UJB is cut (onto the tail of previous track).
Subject: 1977 Wow!
This concert reinforces my opinion that 1977 is GDs best year.
Subject: It's slow
Subject: One of the best versions of Terrapin
Subject: mississippi half-bake
Subject: Sounds Killer
This is a gem. Thank you.
Caution jam in NFA!!! Brief, but distinctly evocative of the best '67 Cautions.
Subject: To Cool To Bluff
Subject: The Sanbernadino Tape
Subject: super !!!
Subject: Solid Performance
Subject: to get to Terrapin
Un grand merci à Charlie Miller pour ce super travail!!!
Subject: Rarity At Least For Me